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Reach your aircraft faster

Nobody wants to stand in long security lines at the airport and be surrounded by disgruntled passengers.

When you enroll in the Known Crewmember® Program, you don't have to!

We're here to help.

KCM® is transitioning to ECA, estimated late 2025.

NATA CS is actively working behind the scenes to ensure your smooth and streamlined transition to the new Expedited Crew Access (ECA) program. For more information, visit our ECA FAQ page.

KCM® Program
  • Managed through the NATA CS secure platform
  • KCM® Access Points at participating airports
  • Compliant ID badge for KCM® Access Points
  • Access to Crew Lane/ PreCheck™ when KCM® Access Point is unavailable
  • Crew discounts at participating airports/businesses
ECA Program
  • Managed through the NATA CS secure platform
  • Passport information required
  • Biometric verification at ECA airports
  • Compliant ID badge for other gateways and airports
  • Access to Crew Lane / PreCheck™ when ECA Access Point is unavailable
  • Crew discounts at participating airports/businesses
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Known Crewmember® Program

"The best thing our company has ever done!"

We all know our Time is valuable, which is why there's a saying, ' Time is money'; but pilots and flight crews waste a lot of it going through general security and TSA PreCheck lines. The Known Crewmember® Program eliminates this problem with  exclusive Access Points designated specifically for authorized KCM® badge holders.

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How KCM® Works

Simple steps to get things rolling.

Our safety and security compliance platform breaks down the KCM® enrollment process into five manageable parts, making it easier for your company administrators to understand and execute.

1.  Complete KCM® Application

Within the compliance platform, your air charter operation must have its TSA security program confirmed and receive approval to participate in the KCM® program. 

2.  Fingerprint Employees

All KCM® eligible employees must complete a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) before they can be enrolled in the program. 

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3.  Enroll Eligible Employees

Your company administrators can enroll eligible employees into the KCM® program with a simple click in the platform.

4.  Request Badges

Upon being enrolled, your employee receives an automated email, instructing them to log into their employee dashboard and complete certain enrollment actions. 

5.  Authenticate Badges

After your company receives the KCM® badge and barcode token, there is an activation process you and the employee will need to complete.

Badge Access Management

Our platform makes managing KCM® & ECA easy.

With a user-friendly interface that automates and streamlines the process, our platform's key features include: 

  • Authenticate badges
  • Renew & reorder badges
  • Run consolidated reports
  • Generate inspection documentation
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